Dave Murray

Hard rock, Guitarist

1956 –

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Who is Dave Murray?

David Michael Murray is an English guitarist and songwriter best known as one of the earliest members of the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden. Along with the group's bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris, Murray has appeared on all of the band's releases.

Growing up in various areas of London, Murray became a member of a skinhead gang before he took an interest in rock music at 15 and formed his own band, Stone Free, with childhood friend Adrian Smith. After leaving school at 15, he regularly answered advertisements which appeared in Melody Maker before auditioning for Iron Maiden in 1976. A short while later, Murray was sacked following an argument with the group's lead vocalist, Dennis Wilcock, and spent six months in Smith's band, Urchin. In Spring 1978, Murray was asked to rejoin Iron Maiden following Wilcock's departure, in which he has remained to this day.

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Born
Dec 23, 1956
Edmonton, London
Also known as
  • Murray, Dave
  • David Michael Murray
  • Iron Maiden
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Nationality
  • United Kingdom
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Lived in
  • London

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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